International real estate developer HB Reavis has announced the hire of former Argent Head of Construction Joe Martin as UK Construction Director.
Joe will be responsible for leading all future and existing HB Reavis construction activities in the UK. In particular, Joe will be working on the delivery of Elizabeth House, a circa 945,000 sq ft scheme adjacent to Waterloo station, which is HB Reavis’ fourth and largest project in London.
Prior to joining HB Reavis, Joe worked at Argent as the Head of Construction for the King’s Cross development. He joined Argent in 2013, after 19 years at Kier Construction Major Projects.
Joe Martin said: “HB Reavis is a high calibre developer with a strong track record for delivering quality schemes across Europe, and partnering with some of the world’s best architects, as well as a blue chip client list. I’m delighted to be joining the team at such an exciting time, with Elizabeth House on the horizon, and an existing portfolio of great Central London projects.”
Radim Rimanek, HB Reavis Group Deputy CEO, said: “We look forward to welcoming Joe on board to strengthen our leadership team that has already delivered three high-profile London office developments in the last six months. His expertise with projects of large scale and complexity is what we need for our ambitious future developments in London.”
In December 2017, HB Reavis completed 33 Central, a 226,000 sq ft new build office, which was sold to Wells Fargo. The development on King William Street in the City was designed by John Robertson Architects and features a double height reception and a third of an acre rooftop garden. HB Reavis has also recently completed the comprehensive refurbishment and extension of Cooper & Southwark, a 78,000 sq ft office building in Central London. The building was pre-let in its entirety to CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions division in April 2018. HB Reavis is also developing 20 Farringdon Street, a circa 85,000 sq ft office building set to complete in 2018.